Sheriff Daniel Simon
Lee County Sheriff Office
Sheriff Daniel Simon began his career with the Bishopville Police Department in 1987. After completion of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, he was promoted to Master Patrolman, Corporal and then to Sergeant. After (8) eight years of service with the Bishopville Police Department, he transfer over to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in 1995 as a uniform Deputy Sergeant. He was later promoted, to Investigation Division as an Investigator, Lieutenant, and Administrative Major before being elected Sheriff in Special Election that was held July 13, 2010.
He has attended several law enforcement related schools and training. He is a certified instructor, NCIC certified, Radar instructor, Homicide and Death Investigations, Crime Scene Specialist, First Line Supervisor, Interview and Interrogations and most recently a graduate of the Newly Elected Sheriff School and the Rural Executive Management Institution (REMI) in Burlington, Vermont.
He is a member of South Carolina Sheriff’s Association where he serve on the Scholarship Committee, National Sheriff’s Associations, United States Deputy Sheriff’s Associations, and a member at New Zion A.M.E.C. He also served 10 years in SC National Guard.
"The Lord has truly been a blessing to me and my family since I was appointed and elected. The citizen of Lee County has stood behind me and beside me through the transition period after I took office. It is an honor to serve citizens who support you through the thick and thin".
Sheriff Simon is a long-life native of Lee County, the son of Wesley Simon, Sr. and the late Jessie Mae Simon. He is married to A. Nicole Simon (former Chief of Police Chief for the City of Bishopville), and they have three boys, Justin, Danial Hakeem, and Jordan. We reside in Wisacky community of Lee County.
"Motto", "Learning Not To Prepare, Is Preparing To Fail"